Well, today I have officially been a victim of "road rage"....
Here's how it went..... Was driving down the A14 dual caridgeway. Pretty busy in rush hour traffic driving about 40mph. Was next to a lorry (towards the back end of it), when it starts to indicate. So i put my foot down to try and get past it as quick as possible, but was held up by the car in front of me. At this point i was side by side with the cabin of the lorry. He starts to maneuver, whilst I'm next to him. So i start to move over into the central reservation and beep my horn a few times to make sure he knew i was there (the lorry was French).
He starts to beep his horn frantically but still can't move over as there are cars behind me. For the next 30secs or so, he is still beeping his horn. I wind down my window to show him the finger.
Anyway, about 1min later I'm stationary in traffic, i catch a glimpse of a guy walking down the A14 in between the two lanes. He gets to my car and starts punching the passenger window. Walks around the front, punches the bonnet and then to my side of the car and punches my window a few times whilst swearing and saying a lot of stuff. I look over my left shoulder and see a gap in the traffic, so quickly drive into this gap.
The last thing I see is this guy running back to the lorry, which has probably held up the A14.
My door was unlocked throught this, and I was glad he didn't open it and glad that he didn't get through the glass. (A few scratches from a ring though). He was a pretty big guy with tatoos.
I do take partial blame for this, as I did show him the finger, which probably didn't help the matter. But have been annoyed of lorry drivers who assume they have right-of-way just because of size. Don't get me wrong, nothing against most lorry drivers. Just ones that do this kind of thing.